|Ross's Goose (photo enhanced)|
Wednesday, January 6, 2016
Avon Lake, Amityville: Ross's Goose
So the wild goose chase is over for now (there was report of a Pink Footed Goose yesterday) but I was able to find my target bird for 2016 already and a bird I missed in 2015. The details are being witheld for now, but I found out about the Ross' Goose from a post on Long Island Wildlife. I couldn't take a day off from work so chose to look for it at night in the freezing cold. I finally located it among some Canada Geese where it was contently preening itself. The bird was still present on the pond when I left. After walking around the pond I startled some ducks so I got back in my car and was able to find the goose - I suppose a car isn't as threatening as a 2 legged "predator".